Ronald E. Haines, 75 years of age, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Ravenna, Ohio. Born at Chesterhill, Ohio on December 19, 1945, he was the son of the late Hugh and Mona (Ewart) Haines. A longtime resident of the Mantua-Shalersville areas, Ron was a 1963 graduate of Crestwood High School, and a member of Portage Faith United Methodist Church. Ron proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam Era, and was awarded 2 Purple Hearts, and Bronze Star, as a result of his service. He was a tool and die maker at Columbia Metal Stamp in Cleveland, following which he was employed at Erico in Solon from where he retired. Ron had a passion for German Shorthaired pointers and loved hunting and competing them at the highest-level Horseback Field trials and National Bird Hunter events. While he was an avid fisherman, golfer, he will forever be remembered as a man who developed so many friendships, and his warm smile, and the gleam in his eyes, always prevailed. On September 11, 1973, Ron married Sandra A. Haines, who precede him in death on June 22, 2009. Ron is survived by his devoted children, Wendi (Ron) Porter of Mantua, and Jill (Jim) White of Jacksonville, Florida; his dear siblings, Robert (Becky) Haines of Kent, Rick (Vicki) Haines of North Canton, Patricia Haines of Akron, and Linda (Robert) Thorne of Tampa, Florida. He is the loving grandfather of Kaileigh, Mitchel, Anthony, Michael, and great-grandfather of Easton and Hayden. No calling hours. A graveside funeral service will be Saturday, October 16, 2021, 2:00 P.M. at Riverside cemetery in Shalersville Twp. (PROCESSION TO THE CEMETERY WILL FORM AT THE FUNERAL HOME AT 1:30 P.M.) Full military honors will be conducted at the cemetery by the U.S. Army Honor Guard Team, assisted by members of Mantua American Legion Post No. 193. Arrangements are by the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service in Mantua, where condolences and memories may be viewed at www.greenfamilyfunealhome.com.
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